Animated Batman films get re-released

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  1. PaulP

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    On October 4, WB will re-release the three animated Batman films. Everything seems to be the same, except they're cheaper and in a keepcase now, made to look like the Return of Joker disc:

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    As well as somthing entitled "Batman vs. Dracula" on October 18 (same day as the 1989-1997 Batman Anothology):

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  2. ElijahS

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    Why? What's the point of rereleasing these movies unless they have better bonus features?
     
  3. Jonathan_Clarke

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    Is WB finally dumping the snappers?

    And hey WB why not release them all on 10/18? C'mon let's see how many bat dvds can be released in one day!:b
     
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    WB has been dumping snappers for keepcases for the last six months to a year. The only thing they're "behind" on now is the switch to slim cases.
     
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    Re-releasing dvds at a lower price is simple economics. There are a certain amount of people who are willing to buy a dvd at a certain price level. Once that's been done, lower
    the price and that brings in newer customers who were not willing to buy at the previous price. I see nothing unusual about what they are doing.
     
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    What would've been a lot more cool is a boxed set for the animated series direct-to-video movies (like what Babylon 5 got). They could've squeezed one more boxed set out of Batman: The Animated Series (which my sister just started buying on DVD with Season 1 last month).
     
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    I don't have the old releases, so I get these new releases. Yaah!
     
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    Better cases + Better prices = much better sales and a happy customer. When you risk older snappers cracking with one wrong move, these are a godsend.

    Ryan
     
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    Is Batman vs. Dracula from Batman:TAS? Or from the current Batman series?
     
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    Thomas, Batman vs Dracula is from the current series.
     
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    All for lower prices and new cases. But, instead of retreading old releases. How about releasing more Justice Leagues and Batman Beyond episodes?
     
  12. PaulP

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    Is it true that some of these are pan-and-scan? Like the Catwoman disc?
     
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    No. MotP is anamorphic widescreen. Freeze and Batwoman and RotJ are full frame. Don't know about Dracula, that series isn't my cup of tea.
     
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    Notice no Batman Beyond: the Movie.

    Best Batman series of them all, IMO - a series that feels like Blade Runner-meets-Batman - and still only sporadic releases.

    I want a season set release of Batman Beyond and I want it now! Waah.
     
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    Batman Beyond: the Movie was a collection of episodes, much like Last Son of Krypton and World's Finest.

    The fact that they haven't rereleased these is a positive sign for box sets. We're supposed to get the last Batman and Superman Vol. 2 by the end of the year. Which, given WBs release pattern would mean we would see Batman Beyond or Justice League (with Superman Vol.3 if Vol. 2 is as small as Vol. 1) next summer.

    I'll get all the Bruce Timm shows but i really want JLU. That'll be a wait.
     
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    I'm shocked they are holding back on Justice League. With the rest of the shows the staggered release is a bit understandable but they are missing out on huge cross marketing possibilities by not releasing the JL/JLU seasons while JLU is still on the air.
     
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    Never knew that about Batwoman. I didn't explore the supplements on the disc. I used to own the LD of Subzero which I believe was matted so I knew for certain that it was full frame. I assumed they did the same w/ Batwoman. That sucks.
     
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    I was just thinking about the movies while watching Vol 3 of BTHAS. I wonder if we well see these bannded together in a value set at a cheaper price point?

    Is Batman Vs. Dracula an actual movie or a collection of episodes that well most likly be doubled on the eventual box set?
     
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    Sub-Zero was released straight to video, however the laserdisc release was widescreen (1:85:1)I believe.
     

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